He celebrated by imitating the "Mobot" celebration of Mo Farah, who had claimed a long-distance track double for the host nation. Usain Bolt ends his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and ninth gold as Jamaica win the 4x100m relay final. In what was intended to be his final race, Bolt pulled up in agony with 50 metres to go and collapsed to the track after what was later confirmed to be another hamstring injury.  Gay finished with a time of 9.71 s, 0.02 s off Bolt's 9.69 s world-record run in Beijing. Usain St. Leo Bolt, Usain St. Leo Bolt OJ CD, Lightning Bolt: Profession : Track and field athlete: Usain St. Leo Bolt OJ CD is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever. However, when retesting samples from the 2008 Olympics it was discovered one of Bolt's teammates had violated anti-doping rules. To win the eventâs blue riband event, the 100m, just once, guarantees Olympic immortality. Arguably the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen, Usain St Leo Bolt, created history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when he achieved the âTriple Tripleâ, three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. Bolt's runs were a significant improvement upon the previous records, beating the 200 m best by more than half a second and the 400 m record by almost a second. ", Bolt is also a fan of Premier League football team Manchester United. As the new 100 m world-record holder, he was the favourite to win both races. I'm also the greatest athlete to live.  Bolt eased through the first and second rounds of the 200 m, jogging towards the end of his run both times. , Bolt claimed 19 Guinness World Records, and, after Michael Phelps, holds second highest number of accumulative Guinness World Records for total number of accomplishments and victories in the sport. This run was overshadowed by Jamaican rival Blake's unexpected run of 19.26 seconds in the 200 m at the same meeting, which brought him within seven hundredths of Bolt's world record. In 2016, Bolt believed he had become the first man ever to win the triple-triple, after victories in the 100m, 200m and 4 â¦  In January 2019, Bolt decided not to pursue a career in football, saying his "sports life is over.  Even though he missed the World Championships, Bolt was awarded the IAAF Rising Star Award for the 2003 season on the strength of his junior record-equalling run. Running in the 200 m event, he failed to qualify for the finals, but he still set a new personal best of 21.73 s. Bolt still did not take athletics or himself too seriously, however, and he took his mischievousness to new heights by hiding in the back of a van when he was supposed to be preparing for the 200 m finals at the CARIFTA Trials. In the Olympic 100 m final, Bolt broke new ground, winning in 9.69 s (unofficially 9.683 s) with a reaction time of 0.165 s. This was an improvement upon his own world record, and he was well ahead of second-place finisher Richard Thompson, who finished in 9.89 s. Not only was the record set without a favourable wind (+0.0 m/s), but he also visibly slowed down to celebrate before he finished and his shoelace was untied. 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How many Olympic gold medals does Usain Bolt have? In a narrow victory, Bolt leaned at the line to beat Gatlin 9.79 to 9.80 seconds. , On May 17, 2020, Bolt's longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Olympia Lightning Bolt.  The previous six years had seen the BALCO scandal, Tim Montgomery and Justin Gatlin stripped of their 100 m world records, and Marion Jones returning three Olympic gold medals.  Bolt was a special guest of Manchester United at the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final in London, where he stated that he would like to play for them after his retirement. At present, In the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, Bolt won 3 gold medals: 4x100 relay 100m 200m However, speed legend Carl Lewis has played down Bolt's ambitions of winning 4 gold medals in London claiming he will need to be very lucky to do so. The competition featured variations on traditional track and field events.  Later that month, Perth Glory forward Andy Keogh was critical of Bolt's ability, stating his first touch is "like a trampoline."  He became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under twenty seconds, taking the world junior record outright with a time of 19.93 s. For the second time in the role, he was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the 2004 CARIFTA Games. The pose consists of extending a slightly raised left arm to the side and the right arm folded across the chest, with both hands have the thumb and index finger outstretched.  Critics hailed his Olympic success as a new beginning for a sport that had long suffered through high-profile drug scandals. He has a brother, Sadiki, and a sister, Sherine. The film was directed by Benjamin Turner and Gabe Turner.  Following the race, seventh-place finisher Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago declared "There's no doubt he's the greatest sprinter of all time", while USA Today referred to Bolt as a Jamaican "national hero", noting that his victory came just hours before Jamaica was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from the United Kingdom.  Bolt's top speed, based on his split time of 1.61 s for the 20 metres from the 60- to 80-metre marks (made during the 9.58 WR at 100m), is 12.42 m/s (44.72 km/h (27.79 mph)). To win the eventâs blue riband event, the 100m, just once, guarantees Olympic immortality. An injury to Bolt's hamstring in March 2014 caused him to miss nine weeks of training. Indeed, at sixteen years old, Bolt had reached times that Johnson did not register until he was twenty, and Bolt's 200 m time was superior to Maurice Greene's season's best that year. Former Prime Minister P. J. Patterson recognised Bolt's talent and arranged for him to move to Kingston, along with Jermaine Gonzales, so he could train with the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) at the University of Technology, Jamaica.  Gatlin was the sole non-Jamaican in the top five, with Nesta Carter, Nickel Ashmeade and Bailey-Cole finishing next. Bolt eased through the 100-m heats, clocking the fastest ever pre-final performance of 9.89 seconds. Another bowler complimentary of Bolt's pace was former West Indies fast-bowling great Curtly Ambrose.  Peart and Mills stated their intentions to push Bolt to do longer sprinting distances with the aim of making the 400 m event his primary event by 2007 or 2008. " As a child, Bolt attended Waldensia Primary, where he began showing his sprint potential when he ran in his parish's annual national primary school meet. , He built on this achievement at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, winning a silver medal. He won three gold medals in the 2008 summer Olympics, three gold medals in the 2012 summer Olympics, and three more gold medals in the 2016 summer Olympics. , Conscious of his injuries at the start of the season, he did not compete after the World Championships, skipping the 2015 IAAF Diamond League final.  The Australian FA was helping the Mariners to fund it. Bolt stated that he enjoyed the Twenty20 version of the game, admiring the aggressive and constant nature of the batting. , The year 2005 signalled a fresh start for Bolt in the form of a new coach, Glen Mills, and a new attitude toward athletics. , Performing for Jamaica in his first Caribbean regional event, Bolt clocked a personal best time of 48.28 s in the 400 metres in the 2001 CARIFTA Games, winning a silver medal. After winning his third consecutive Olympic 100m title in Rio, the Jamaican great was moved to comment: âSomebody said I can become immortal. He has twice broken the 200 metres world record, setting 19.30 in 2008 and 19.19 in 2009. Both Jamaicans broke the track record, but Bolt came out on top with a time of 9.77 s, beating Powell by 0.06 s. Victory, however, did not come as smoothly as it had in Beijing.  Mills had been equally ardent that Bolt was a clean athlete, declaring to the Jamaica Gleaner: "We will test any time, any day, any part of the body...[he] doesn't even like to take vitamins".  Bolt instead chose the surroundings of the University of Technology, Jamaica, as his professional training ground, staying with the university's track and weight room that had served him well in his amateur years.  During the 2008 Beijing 100 m final, Bolt wore golden Puma Complete Theseus spikes that had "Beijing 100 m Gold" emblazoned across them. It has been suggested that the pose comes from Jamaican dancehall moves of the period, though Olympic sprint champion Bernard Williams also had performed similar celebration moves earlier that decade. He has helped Jamaica to three 4 Ã 100 metres relay world records, with the current record being 36.84 seconds set in 2012. , Bolt claimed his first major world medal two months later at the IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany. He won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. In July 2019, Bolt made his debut as a dancehall music producer with the release of the Olympe RosÃ© riddim that featured 5 tracks from Jamaican dancehall artistes: Dexta Daps "Big Moves", Munga Honorable "Weekend", Christopher Martin "Dweet", Ding Dong "Top A Di Top" and football player turned artist Ricardo "Bibi" Gardner "Mount A Gyal". Bolt felt that both his work ethic and athleticism had much improved since the 2004 Olympics, and he saw the World Championships as a way to live up to expectations, stating, "I really want to make up for what happened in Athens. I'm now a legend. Bolt won all of his gold medals in the same three events at both Olympics. 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This achievement made Bolt one of only two men to win consecutive 200 m world titles, alongside Calvin Smith. He also won two 4 Ã 100 relay gold medals. , Several days after Bolt broke the world records in 100 and 200 metres events, Mike Powell, the world record holder in long jump (8.95 metres set in 1991) argued that Bolt could become the first man to jump over 9 metres, the long jump event being "a perfect fit for his speed and height". The first record, 37.10 seconds, was set in winning gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics, although the result was voided in 2017 when the team was disqualified. , After his return from injury a month later, Bolt asserted himself with a 100 m win at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne (9.82 seconds) and a victory over Asafa Powell at Meeting Areva in Paris (9.84 seconds). He ran only two 100 m and three 200 m before the major championship. , Bolt turned his main focus to the 200 m and equalled Roy Martin's world junior record of 20.13 s at the Pan-American Junior Championships. Usain Bolt won gold medals in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at three consecutive Olympic Games from 2008-2016.  During a charity cricket match, Bolt clean-bowled Gayle who was complimentary of Bolt's pace and swing. The verdict was expected, and spoils Boltâs perfect Olympic career of three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at three consecutive Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final to claim his second gold medal at Rio 2016 and keep his hopes of an Olympic 'treble treble' alive.  At the Jamaican Athletics Championships, he lost to Yohan Blake, first in the 200 m and then in the 100 m, with his younger rival setting leading times for the year. Also, he was more keen on competing over longer distances, setting his sights on running regularly in both 200 m and 400 m events within the next two years.  The expectation from the home crowd had made him so nervous that he had put his shoes on the wrong feet, although he realized the mistake before the race began. , Bolt started the season competing in the 400 metres in order to improve his speed, winning two races and registering 45.54 s in Kingston, and windy conditions gave him his first sub-10 seconds finish of the season in the 100 m in March.  All three sprinters were disqualified from athletics after drugs tests detected banned substances in their systems. However, he quickly recovered following minor surgery and (after cancelling a track meet in Jamaica) he stated that he was fit to compete in the 150 metres street race at the Manchester Great City Games. 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Bolt improved upon his second 100 m world record of 9.69 with 9.58 seconds in 2009 â the biggest improvement since the start of electronic timing.  Bolt and his teammates won the 4 Ã 100 metres relay in 37.58 seconds â a Commonwealth Games record.  Although Bolt failed to win the Diamond Race in a specific event, he was not beaten on the 2011 IAAF Diamond League circuit, taking three wins in each of his specialities that year. Bolt appeared in Bolt Mobility's debut commercial, released through YouTube and his official Facebook account. , After talking with Australian cricketer Shane Warne, Bolt suggested that if he were able to get time off he would be interested in playing in the cricket Big Bash League. I could have gone back to the start and done it all over again.  In Bolt's absence, Justin Gatlin had dominated the sprints, holding the year's fastest times, including seven of the top ten 100 m runs that season.  Bolt had continued to improve his performances, and he reached the world top-5 rankings in 2005 and 2006. , Bolt expresses a love for dancing and his character is frequently described as laid-back and relaxed. After winning the 200 m title in the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston, Bolt signed a sponsorship deal with Puma.  Bolt defied unfavourable conditions at the Athletissima meet in July, running 19.59 seconds into a 0.9 m/s headwind and rain, to record the fourth fastest time ever over 200 m, one hundredth off Gay's best time.  He suffered another hamstring injury in March 2006, forcing him to withdraw from the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and he did not return to track events until May. By the age of 15, he had grown to 1.96 metres (6 ft 5 in) tall, and he physically stood out among his peers. Mills told Bolt that he could run the shorter distance if he broke the 200 m national record. , Bolt has the nickname "Lightning Bolt" due to his name and speed.  Turning his efforts to the 200 m, Bolt proved that he could excel in two eventsâfirst setting the world-leading time in Ostrava, then breaking the national record for the second time with a 19.67 s finish in Athens, Greece.  Following the race, "Happy Birthday" was played over the stadium's sound system as his 22nd birthday would begin at midnight. "I did." Usain Bolt's countryman, Yohan Blake, won in a comparatively slow 9.92 seconds. He yearned to run in the 100 metres but Mills was skeptical, believing that Bolt was better suited for middle distances.  Bolt's pace impressed even the more experienced of his competitors; third-placed Wallace Spearmon complimented his speed, and the Olympic champion in Athens 2004 Shawn Crawford said "Just coming out there...I felt like I was in a video game, that guy was moving â fast".  Bolt denied that this was the purpose of his celebration by saying, "I wasn't bragging. Usain Bolt won his eight gold medals in three different track and field events: the men's 100 meter, men's 200 meter, and men's 4-by-100 meter relay.  In January 2017 the Jamaican relay teammates were stripped of their gold medals when a blood sample taken from Carter after the race was retested and found positive for a banned substance. In May 2019, the company expanded its services to Europe, introducing the product first in Paris. "I've been to New York, London, Paris and one thing I've noticed is that we all complain about traffic!". For the organization, see. , Early on in the 2010 outdoor season, Bolt ran 19.56 seconds in the 200 m in Kingston, Jamaica for the fourth-fastest run of all-time, although he stated that he had no record breaking ambitions for the forthcoming season. Considering factors such as Bolt's position, acceleration and velocity in comparison with second-place-finisher Thompson, the team estimated that Bolt could have finished in 9.55Â±0.04 s had he not slowed to celebrate before the finishing line. You weren't even there.".  The campaign was directed by Seth Gordon and features the Virgin founder Branson to promote its broadband service. Usain Bolt Ate 100 Chicken McNuggets a Day in Beijing and Somehow Won Three Gold Medals ... âMan, I should have gotten a gold medal for all that chowing down,â he writes.  He is also an avid fan of the Call of Duty video game series, saying, "I stay up late [playing the game online], I can't help it. , Bolt went undefeated over 100 m and 200 m in the 2011 season. The event was held at the Sydney International Athletic Centre and featured football players from rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, and association football.  His parents ran the local grocery store in the rural area, and Bolt spent his time playing cricket and football in the street with his brother, later saying, "When I was young, I didn't really think about anything other than sports.  This was the foremost competition of the year for Bolt, given no Olympics or World Championships in 2014.  However, it was the 100 m final, featuring Asafa Powell, that drew the most interest. We have to allow the personality of youth to express itself". He broke his own record by 0.11 seconds, finishing with a time of 19.19 seconds.  Following his victories, Bolt donated US$50,000 to the children of Sichuan province in China to help those harmed by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Jamaica's Usain Bolt is an Olympic legend who has been called "the fastest man alive" for smashing world records and winning multiple gold medals at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Games. His closest rival was Jamaican champion Warren Weir but Bolt ran a time of 19.66 to finish over a tenth of a second clear.
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